ERIC Number: ED150573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Reading, Writing and Relevance.
This monograph presents classroom activities that were designed to encourage children to read and write in a self-reliant and responsible manner. The activities were chosen for their relevance to the children involved and because the vocabulary involved was interesting, familiar, and worth remembering and using again. The topics are arranged in sections according to grade level. For small children, activities range from collecting menus and recipes to tape-recording stories and examining guinea pigs. Junior and middle school projects cover driving safety, consumer activities, and use of the telephone directory yellow pages. On the secondary level, students compare advertising, take field trips for writing information, and compose project reports on safety and other issues of public concern. The activities described in this monograph are intended as guides to stimulate teachers to generate similar functional reading activities. (MAI)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Language Arts, Language Experience Approach, Learning Activities, Reading Games, Reading Instruction, Reading Interests, Reading Skills, Relevance (Education), Writing Skills
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, Newark, Delaware 19711 (Order No. 983, $3.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Kingdom Reading Association.